Cienfuegos – Havana 7 night cruise Itinerary
Your tour will start with a two night stay in Cienfuegos, a beautiful city with neo-classical homes and classy buildings. Over your time here you’ll be able to visit the fascinating architecture here, including Palacio de Valle, the Cathedral, and Jardin Botanico, as well as exploring the Bahia de Cienfuegos. Founded in 1819 by French immigrants, this city is a World Heritage Site.
Today you’ll be venturing through Cayman Brac, discovered by Christopher Columbus is 1503. This is a spectacular place to dive thanks to the 1000 feet of nearly vertical cliff wall that plunges to the ocean floor in Bloody Bay, offering a brilliant spot to see colourful fish and marine life. On land, there’s a pond on Cayman Brac that is home to red-footed boobies.
George Town, Grand Cayman
This is a fantastic area for shopping, as many of the shops are tax-free, duty-free and mostly restriction free. Spend a bit of time dipping out of shops before heading to the more picturesque side of Grand Cayman, with tranquil lagoons, chilled bars and white sand beaches. This is also the first island to offer encounters with tame sting-rays, as well as offering the Atlantic submarine tour.
Cayo Largo is a gorgeous, mostly unspoiled island, with 28km of pristine white sand beaches and only a small number of hotels dotted on its shores. This lovely area is also a marine wildlife sanctuary for many animals, including turtle kraals and free-roaming iguanas.
Punta Frances – Isla De La Juventud
With a blend of white and black sand beaches, Isla de la Juventud is a stunning island. Today you’ll be venturing to the most famous beach, Punta Frances, which has excellent spots for diving and snorkelling. There’s plenty of history here too, the island was once the hot spot for pirates and adventurers, and there are many amazing caves featuring over 200 Indian pictographs. You’ll even get the chance to visit the skeletal remains of a huge abandoned prison, where Fidel Castro was held before the revolution.
Today will be spent travelling at sea to your next destination. Relax on the deck and watch the wonderful landscapes go by.
Your last day will be spent at Cuba’s colourful capital city. With grand Spanish colonial architecture, streets dotted with bright 1950’s cars and a vibrant community, Havana is truly a cultural hub.
Havana – Cienfuegos 7 night cruise Itinerary
Days 1 - 2
Your first two nights will be spent in Havana, wandering through the cultural streets and marvelling at magnificent Spanish colonial buildings, classic 1950’s American cars, and lively locals dancing and eating delicious Cuban cuisine
Day three will be spent at sea, travelling to your next destination.
Punta Frances – Isla De La Juventud
The landscapes here are beautiful and dramatic, with both white and black sand beaches. Punta Frances is the most famous beach here, offering brilliant snorkelling and diving excursions, and the island was once a popular spot for pirates and adventures many years ago. The caves are spectacular too, containing over 200 Indian pictographs, and there’s even the remains of an abandoned prison, where Fidel Castro was held before the revolution.
Cayo Largo is a wonderful, unspoiled paradise, with 28km of white sandy beaches and only a few small resorts. A marine wildlife sanctuary for many species, the island is home to a myriad of magnificent animals, including iguanas roaming freely and basking in the sun, as well as turtle kraals, raised to adult size and then released to the sea.
Cayo Rico is a stunning hidden gem in Cuba. Only accessible by boat, this little islet it serene and secluded, making you feel as if you’re relaxing on a deserted island, save the large population of iguanas and green coves.
Days 7 – 8
Your cruise ends with two nights in Cienfuegos, a wonderful city full of some of Cuba’s most impressive architecture. Listed on the UNESCO Heritage List, the city centre is full of beautiful buildings, but venture further out and you’ll find the lovely white sand Playa Rancho Luna beach – popular with divers and snorkelers.